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rise between russia and ukrainian troops in crimea. >>> secretary of state john kerry visits the place were demonstrators were gunned down in kiev offering moral support and economic help. >>> vladimir putin denies military intervention and a former secretary of state is calling him, quote, delusional. welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." russian forces are tightening their hold on the strategic crimean peninsula and there's a verbal battle escalating between the united states and russia. it's a critical moment. here are the latest development. secretary of state john kerry visits ukraine's capital and offers encouragement and a billion dollar u.s. loan guarantee while accusing russia of inventing reasons for its military intervention. president obama says the u.s. and its allies strongly believe russia has violated international law and says russia has not fooled anybody. as russia is digging ins it heels, has the right to take all measures there. cnn's barbara starr is standing by at the pentagon and ander
threatened and blockaded by a group of armed militia men, forced to leave crimea. secretary of state kerry meets with counterpars from ukraine and russia and says all involved will try to resolve the crisis through dialogue. >>> and what is vladimir putin really thinking? i'll speak with someone who got to know him. president obama's former national security adviser tom donlon will join me live this hour. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." a united nations diplomat threatened by armed men and jeered by a pro-russia crowd as tengs rise in ukraine. here are the latest developments. a u.s. special envoy was threatened and blockaded by armed militiamen, forced to take refuge in a cafe and ultimately forced to give up his mission and leave crimea. secretary of state john kerry meets in paris with his russian counterpart sergey lavrov who says all parties agree to hold intense talks to try to overcome the crisis. defense secretary hagel takes heat up on capitol hill but says the u.s. is suspending military exercises with russia and will step up training with poland's military. we
heard it from defense secretary chuck hagel, secretary of state john kerry and jay carney. the message verbatim. do not send russian troops into the ukraine and the u.s. will be watching. this is all as violence broke out on the streets of the ukraine today. today, pa frightening taste of worse-case scenario for the ukraine, the country divided among ethnic lines. adding to the tension, russian warplanes placed on high alert and russian troops mobilizing for military exercises right along the ukraine eastern border. with the obama administration increasingly concerned about russian's intentions, president obama issued a stern warning. >> i urged him not to take any steps that could be miss interpreted. >> a time of great tension. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry said that in a phone call today, russian foreign minister sergey lavrov assured him the exercises are not related to the ukraine. but he cautioned -- >> statements are statements. words are words. we have all learned that it's actions and the follow-on choices that make the greatest difference. >> reporter: so if russ
. >> kerry kennedy's legal team showed up in court acting like the charge against her is no big deal. the case is simple against the 54-year-old niece of president kennedy and daughter of the late senator robert kennedy. prosecutors say she was driving drugged in 2012 when her lexus sideswiped a truck, kept going and was found by the side of the road with kennedy incoherent behind the wheel. on the stand, however, she said what she's claimed all along, that she accidentally mixed up prescription medications. >> i told the officer that it was theoretically possible that i had mistakenly taken an ambien rather than a thyroid pill earlier that morning. >> reporter: kennedy's connections have drawn tremendous attention to the case. in the audience, her friend diane neal, an actress who used to be on "law & order." and ethel kennedy. the lawyer is famous for his famous clients including michael milk milken. she's also the wife of andrew cuomo. still on the stand prosecutors pounded her asking how she could not realize she took the wrong pill? how could she claim she remembers nothing from
at the content of this warning, it's very similar to the warnings that other officials, secretary kerry and hagel have been making over these past few days. we are deeply concerned about the events on the ground. any violation of the ukraine sovereignty will be deeply destabilizing. but those warnings have been made but clearly not heeded by the russian side if we believe the events on the ground are proceeding the way they appear to be proceeding. he also lays out his vision for ukraine. stabilizing the country, a broad base government with russia as a part. that's been on the table for some time and is clearly not satisfying the russian side. they don't want to play a part. they want leadership on this. i have to wonder what effect that's going to have on -- >> it's one thing for the secretary of defense or secretary of state or the vice president to make a strong statement like that. it's another thing when the president of the united states does it themselves. barbara starr is at the pentagon. i guess the bottom line question, and it's a simple question. i don't know if the answer is simple,
sending secretary of state john kerry to ukraine with promises of aid for the ukrainiaukrainians. senate foreign relations chitty members are working on that package right now. a senior administration official says the focus at this point is still to hurt vladimir putin and the russians economically, not militarily. >>> let's go to the front lines of this conflict right now. our senior national correspondent ben wedeman is joining us live from the crimean region of ukraine. what are you seeing, hearing over there, ben? >> we're in seb avastopol where many think that this ultimatum issued by the forces here, the black sea fleet, will go into effect. they have said that if the ukrainian forces here in the crimea do not surrender or swear allegiance to the crimean regional authority, that they will be met with a, quote, unquote, military storm. now, we understand that the russians have denied that that ultimatum has been issued. and i have to tell you, the atmosphere in this city is pretty relaxed, very calm. much more so than you might expect. now earlier this evening our crew went over an
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